Vertex Announces NaV1.8 Inhibitor Advancing to Phase 2 Clinical Development. The decision to move to Phase 2 was based on supportive Phase 1 data in healthy volunteers, including safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics (PK). In these studies, the molecule exhibited a favorable profile at doses considerably lower than those required with our previous NaV1.8 inhibitors.
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